Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino would have expected to see both of his left-backs in action against Spain in the international break.
Ben Davies, of Wales, faces Spain in a friendly today, but Danny Rose will not play a part for England.
Rose has withdrawn from the England squad for a minor injury and Spurs fans will be hoping he is fit to face West Ham after the break.
But it is a shame for Pochettino, who would have wanted to see Rose tested against the Spanish.
The current Spain squad is brimming with talent. The likes of Thiago Alcantara and Marco Asensio could have lined up against Rose and Davies.
But Rose’s absence presents a double chance for Davies.
The 25-year-old has fallen behind Rose in Pochettino’s plans and needs to prove a point during the break.
He can use the friendly match against Spain to show that he can deal with talented wingers and help get forward too.
And with Rose potentially injured for the West Ham game, Davies could work his way into the manager’s plans.
It is a tough battle between two very good full-backs for the starting left-back spot.
So any advantage that one can get over the other helps their case. And Davies must seize this opportunity with both hands when he faces Spain later.